Stylus for Pickering XSV/5000 cartridge
The replacement for the Pickering D-5000 D5000 stylus is used with the Pickering XSV/5000 phono cartridge. The stylus features a highly polished Shibata diamond bonded to a narrow aluminum alloy cantilever tube for superlative tracing of record grooves. It results in excellent rendition of voice and music and harmonically complete sound quality.
This D5000 Shibata is better than the other vividline I tried. Better trackability and less sibilance(but not none). And to get there it needs a good 1.8-2.0 g of down force / vtf which is quite a bit higher than oem.